March 21, 2011

everybody’s favorite everything – marianne simon

Next up in “everybody’s favorite everything” is my (potentially separated at birth) friend and fellow designer (and blogger), Marianne Simon.  While we’ve never met in real life, I just know we would be the best of friends!   (Is that weird?  If so, let’s pretend I didn’t say it.)  So let’s turn it over to Marianne.

Flower:  Peony
Sofa Shape:  English Roll Arm
Stationery: anything monogrammed

Lamp:  Circa Lighting large gourd form lamp in ivory
Everyday Dishes: Kensington dinnerware by Martha Stewart Collection
All-Purpose Glass:  CB2 Marta
Ice Cream: Haagen-Dazs butter pecan
Soap: Dove deep moisture body wash
Towel: Restoration Hardware Turkish Towel in white
Scented candle: Voluspa in crisp champagne
Wallpaper: Farrow & Ball Wisteria
Sheets: Restoration Hardware Italian Hotel

Cleaning Supply: J.R. Watkins lemon natural all-purpose cleaner
Toothpaste: Crest Sensitivity
Tea: Chamomile with a splash of unsweetened soy milk
Kitchen Gadget: Global chef’s knife
Fabric: Linen
Pen: Sharpie Everyday Fine Point
Bed Pillow: Pacific Coast down
Fragrance: Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf
Nail Polish: OPI Bubble Bath
Comfort Food: my mom’s spaghetti & meatballs


I am not going to bore you by telling you how many of these things I already use and love … but I will tell you that there are enough of them that I should just buy the rest and get it over with!  Thanks so much for participating, Marianne!  Marianne’s blog – Style for Living by Marianne Simon Design – is also tons of fun so be sure to head over there if you haven’t already.  I’m sure you will love it, too.

Photos from Circa Lighting and J.R. Watkins.


  • Marianne {Style For Living}
    Mar. 21, 2011
    Traci, thank you so much for having me here today! It was a lot of fun putting this list together. I think we would be the best of friends too! I really hope we do get the chance to meet in person one of these days, although I have a feeling we will. :) xoxo
  • Luciane at
    Mar. 21, 2011
    Traci, That's so nice to "meet" Marianne. I find her list of products very interesting and I'll take a look at her blog. Have a wonderful week! xo Luciane at
  • sarah, flourish design + style
    Mar. 21, 2011
    Love your list Marianne ( you're not surprised are you ;) ) Traci, your blog is beautiful and full of amazing inspiration! xo
  • Lizziefitz
    Mar. 21, 2011
    Traci, I found Marianne's blog recently and was awe struck. Her taste is impecable ! I truly look forward to each every one of her posts:) Great must haves , now I just need to come into to some moola and we're in business .
  • the enchanted home
    Mar. 21, 2011
    Well looks like we have a lot in common, Haagen daaz, peonies,monogrammed anything, love of good spaghetti and your farrow and ball paint color! I love this post and so happy to have discovered this blog as well!! Will definitely be back..please visit mine as well, About the building of our new home and my passion for decor/design. Thanks!
  • Amanda
    Mar. 21, 2011
    These are just so much fun! Her blog rocks :)
  • Nicole
    Mar. 21, 2011
    So many of Marianne's faves are mine too (so clearly she has excellent taste) - thanks so much for introducing her to us!
  • Laura Casey Interiors
    Mar. 21, 2011
    We picked some of the same things! fun! I will go visit her blog.
  • Staci Edwards
    Mar. 22, 2011
    So many great picks, and what a wonderful series too!
  • quintessence
    Mar. 22, 2011
    So many on this list I love as well - peonies, English roll arm, monograms, Marta glasses - the list goes on and on. And like you, I will check out the ones I don't know because I know and totally trust Marianne's taste!
    Mar. 23, 2011
  • Splendid Willow
    Mar. 23, 2011
    I know this lovely girl well! I am having coffee with her next week! (Are you also in Seattle, Traci?). So, I will know first hand if Marianne really uses Viktor & Rolf (also a favorite of mine!). (: Fun series Traci! Warm hugs to you both.
  • Traci | Mar. 23, 2011
    Lucky girl! No, I live in North Carolina ... but now I wish I were in Seattle meeting the two of you!
  • Carol@SofasandSage
    Mar. 24, 2011
    Thanks for the introduction to Marianne! I just became a follower. Hope you are doing well, your blog is gorgeous as always :)

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